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EHS Annual Wyman Lecture

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library
Betty Barclay Community Room
6000 N. Broadway, Chicago 60660

How Edgewater and the North Lakefront’s Demographics Have Changed in the Past Half Century

Edgewater and Chicago’s larger north lakefront have undergone dramatic economic and demographic shifts over the past half century. What are the driving forces behind these changes and what do they portend for the area’s future? Join Rob Paral, Chicago’s keenest demographic observer, for a lively and thought-provoking examination of who we are as a community, where we’ve been and where we are going.

Exhibit: The Chicago Conspiracy Trial

The Chicago Conspiracy Trial: One Juror’s Ordeal

In 1968 the Democratic National Convention was held in Chicago. Protests, confrontation, arrests and ensuing trial, tested the legal and political processes. The Chicago Conspiracy Trial of 1969-1970 was a challenge to the American justice system. This exhibit examines one juror’s experiences, reflected through her journals, and the lasting impact of the trial on her and her family. [more...]

Edgewater Beach Hotel, 100 Years Later

The one hundred year anniversary of the opening of the Edgewater Beach Hotel is being celebrated with an exhibit at the Edgewater Historical Society and Museum. The exhibit will be open on weekends from 1 to 4 p.m. Come prepared to learn about this fabulous hotel that put Edgewater on the map by surfing our website. [more...]

Wanted: Edgewater Living Treasures Award Nominations (Past)

The Edgewater Historical Society is seeking nominees for its Edgewater Living Treasures Award. EHS invites Edgewater residents to submit the name(s) of anyone whom they feel is deserving of the award by September 29, 2019. Click here for the nomination form. Winners of the award are at the sole discretion of the Edgewater Historical Society. [more...]

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Betty Barclay Community Room at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway.

The books to be discussed are: “When Public Housing was Paradise” By J. S. Fuerst, “The Poorhouse: Subsidized Housing in Chicago” By Devereaux Bowley, and “Highrisers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing” By Ben Austen.

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2019 Edgewater Home Tour (Past)

The 31st Annual Edgewater Home Tour is Sunday, September 15, 2019.

This year, the tour will feature homes and their interiors in the Edgewater Glen neighborhood. The $25/person admission includes the tour booklet and refreshments. Click here for more information.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Betty Barclay Community Room at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway.

The books to be discussed are: “Fighting Jane: Mayor Jane Byrne and the Chicago Machine” By Bill Granger and Lori Granger, “Brass: Jane Byrne and the Pursuit of Power” By Kathleen Whalen FitzGerald, and “My Chicago” By Jane Byrne.

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How Luxembourgers Shaped Chicago and Edgewater (Past)

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Edgewater Branch, Chicago Public Library
6000 N. Broadway, Chicago 60660

Did you know Edgewater’s first permanent settlers were Luxembourgers who had a farm where Senn High School is? Outside of Luxembourg itself, Chicago is the largest center of Luxembourgers in the world. Kevin Wester, retired executive director of the Luxembourger American Cultural Society, will give a wide-ranging overview on how immigrants from one of Europe’s smallest nations had a big impact on Chicago. Click here for a flyer. The program is free to the Public and refreshments will be served.

Updates: The Edgewater Historical Society’s July lecture on how the Luxembourgers changed Chicago drew a large crowd, including the writer for the Chicago Reader, who published this report. Also, here’s another interesting article about the subject.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Betty Barclay Community Room at the Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway.

The books to be discussed are: “Chicago Comedy” by Margaret Hicks, “The Second City” by Sheldon Patinkin, and “The Second City Unscripted” by Mike Thomas.

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2019 Summer Nights in Edgewater (Past)

Join your neighbors again this year, on warm summer nights, for our popular community program of free live performances. From July 10 to August 28, 2019, every Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., different local musicians will entertain you in the beautiful EHS garden. Refreshments will be served. We are pet friendly! All are welcome. Click here for the 2019 schedule.

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